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remain unstable. meteorologists. >> toyota has agreed to pay a maximum fine rather than go to court. t.j. winnick has more. >> according to the federal parliament, toyota knew about the problems of sudden accelerations and the brake pedals by september, but waited until january to tell regulators. later today the automobile giant agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine, for the maximum civil penalty allowed. >> this is a black eye for toyota because it shows the company did not care about safety, that it covered up the issue in the united states. >> while the company is likely to admit no wrongdoing, by paying the full civil penalty, it is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect in violation of law. >> it was once considered invincible and has taken a fall. >> its chief executive testified before congress and insisted the company had not tried to hide anything. >> in the name of the company, it has a longstanding tradition of pride, we never run away from problems or pretend not to notice them. >> federal officials say they would have levied a fine of $14 billion, had it been
are switching from nuclear warheads to nuclear cars. we are going to an e-mail from a toyota executive sent before the recall saying the company is trying to hide the acceleration problems. toyota's response, we admit to doing a poor job of communication, but here is the question, how long did toyota know about this before it became public? who has an idea on that one? >> i think the crime is that they covered it up. i think if you had a problem, whether it was five days as some of the recent correspondence indicates, or two months, it's too much time. if there were drivers on the road that were not safe, toyota has a problem, and it's a huge problem. >> but it's a question that i cannot answer. if i am correct, toyota sales were up, not down, up, about 40%. so do consumers not want brakes? how does it work? >> it took a 9% dip when the information came out, and then a jump up to 40%, huge earnings and a very different situation. it will be governed by the market, do americans still trust toyota, and then the deals toyota was offering, and i think they could continue to do so. >> the fine b
their jobs back. the equation and doing just that. another toyota setback. now seven is on your side with the more serious decision tonight. a student beaten by police. tonight, why this may be the start of problems for a troubled police force in the spotlight again. this is abc 7 news at 11:00 p.m. >>> a serious budget shortfall disappears and more than 260 teachers say they want their jobs back. we begin with the outrage kicked up over the math at some d.c. public schools that led to a $34 million surplus. jay korff is live with the information. what is the story. >> efforts are underway as we speak through the legislative process at city hall to get those hired -- get this fire teachers reinstated. michelle rhee stated she will not reinstate those fired teachers. she blames this latest development on an accounting error. some education advocate. >> you have to be kidding me. >> i am furious. >> and d.c. council members. they are livid after hearing that the school system is running a $34 million surplus, when in october michelle rhee fired 266 teachers due to a $433 million budge
. >> shepard: nothing you can do about that in just the past 24 hours, toyota announced another recall, its second in a week. it also agreed to pay the largest fine ever for a car company for fail to tell regulators about problems with sticking gas pedals. that's, of course, on top of the 8 million vehicles toyota has already recalled. it may look like a public relations disaster. but, as it turns out, sales are up. drivers are still buying to its. phil keating is live in our florida newsroom tonight. what's the deal here? >> well, shep, one big reason that toyota's u.s. sales in march jumped 41% over march '09 was historic buyer incentives worth about $2,300 per vehicle. yet, every toyota customer we spoke with, one after another, said good toyota news or bad toyota news it just doesn't matter. they just love the brand. >> jeff, call on 700. >> you could call leann mcgrapth toyota's quintessential customer. >> it's nice. >> she says she has owned six or seven to its so far. her two sons own to its. and now she is shopping for another one. >> i just feel they are safe. they are proven time
penalty against toyota. they are also facing $16 million for failing to notify the government about defective gas pedals. the transportation department says six other little -- says accelerator pedals have different defects. >> a credit we can in the district. -- crowded area in the district this weekend. john gonzales is in washington with what you need to know. >> this is seventh street next to the convention center. you can see steel fences already lined the streets. this weekend is always busy, but add to that the parade and dignitaries, and you have a traffic mess. >> this family is hoping to the curbside for the cherry blossoms parade, but realize getting around will be a challenge. >> [inaudible] >> this friday on afternoon is already a mass. he appears to be wearing the appropriate hat today. >> [inaudible] >> just up the road will be the nuclear security summit. >> there will be discussions about something very near and dear to him. >> roads will be closed and parking off limits and a large security perimeter is sure to cause gridlock. >> i think they should stay as far awa
story, safety tests now being ordered on every suv that is made by toyota. >>> the automaker insisting it wants to put customers at ease after being forced to halt sales of their high-end lexus. consumers reports warned the readers not to buy it after there was potential rollover risks. >> we are tracking the story this morning. you brought us earlier in the week, when we last left, toyota hadn't weighed in. >> toyota has learned a tough p.r. lesson. auto giant moving quickly after the highly respected nonprofit group, consumer reports, warned their readers not to buy the gs-460. a potential stability problem with the $52000 suv. the vehicle's rear end repeatedly slides out in tight turns posing a risk for rollovers when exiting a highway. toyota is ordering tests on all of their suvs to determine potential problems. the company denying published reports in japan that it is recalling the 2010 gx-460. if you do own one and you are nervous about driving it, toyota is offering a free loaner car until the problem is fixed and identified. the big problem is that the company says, quote, the
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you to the scene. >>> plus, questions we've been asking about toyota executives all along. what did they know about the safety problems? when did they know it? when were they warned? today we have a troubling new answer. >>> also, virginia's governor still says there should be a confederate history month. he's apologizing for leaving out any reference to slavery in his original proclamation. that is not soothing his critics. people on both sides are up in arms over thisser shoe. they're blogging about it like mad. we're going to step back. we're going to take a deep breath and have an honest discussion about the confederacy and what role it plays in american history. should there be a confederate history month? if you haven't chimed in, go to facebook and do it now on my facebook page. >>> as i said, let's go right back to vest wirnlg wirnlg and follow up on what is going on. brooke baldwin is in naoma, west virginia. they have had a serious setback in their attempts to reach those four miners that remain trapped. brooke, what's the update? >> reporter: the update is, best case scen
into what caused the blast are under way. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. the company says it will stop selling alexis suv because of rollover concerns. "consumer reports" issued a rare label not to buy the vehicle for the 2010 lexus gx 460. the magazine says it has handling problems that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns. toyota will conduct its own testing and is alerting current owners about the problem. >> coming up, the first lady's first solo trip includes a special stop in haiti. >> and a common mistake that could delay it millions of tax returns. >> first, another warm up is on the way. we will have some sunshine possibly today. brian van de graaff will tell you. traffic and captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we have a soggy start to the day, especially west of 95 spirit up and down to 70, 66, 70. if and east of interstate 81 corridor. once the skies cleared last night, it turned into a fog. the sky is done in a lot brighter as the sun is getting ready to rise. not very foggy in alexandria. there is a
a helicopter and walking tour of the widespread damage. >>> time is 4:38. more troubles for toyota. the new problem that has it pulling another vehicle out of the showroom. >>> a woman assaulted near a busy metro station. a man was able to attack her without anyone seeing. >> do you need your umbrella? we'll have your weather and traffic after this break. >>> and a good wednesday morning everybody. middle of the week is finally here. it's 4:41. i'm news 4 meteorologist chuck bell. yesterday had plenty of clouds and rain showers around. not a whole lot of rain, ended up between .1 and .25 inch. a little less out across northern virginia. temperatures this morning martinsburg in the 30s now, 36 in martinsburg, 34 hagerstown, 39 in fredricks and skies tried to clear out. as a result early this morning we have patchy dense fog to watch out for. temperatures will climb into the high 50s and low 60s with the return of sunshine by mid to late morning. jerry. >> chuck, hopefully the sunshine will wear off some of the fog. in some areas very dense. capital beltway off the wilson bridge had overnight
. >> reporter: i would agree, yeah. >>> this does not look good here. a toyota executive sent an e-mail saying "we need to come clean" and it came just a few days before their big recall. jennifer, shed some light it appears on what the automaker may have known about the problem of runaway cars and when they knew it. >> also they knew this was a big deal that needed to be handled and that maybe the culture from headquarters from tokyo, well, not tokyo but from japan wasn't necessarily handling it the way it needed to be handled in the country. in new company documents uncovered an american toyota executive was writing basically to his colleagues saying "we need to come clean about the safety problems, the time to hide on this one is over." now it was sent just five days before the massive recall of millions of toyotas. the memo was obtained by the associated press. toyota has no comment on this e-mail and with all of these court cases coming up they'll probably have a lot of no comments. they're repeating, "we are already acknowledging we know we did a poor job of communicating" and they've sa
and the protests are headed to our area. we'll explain. >>> more reaction from toyota following the latest setback. we'll have more. ♪ my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. >>> toyota says engineers are working to correct the stability problem on the 2010 lexus gs 460. because of rollover danger, the magazine consumer reports slapped a do not buy rating on the truck. toyota immediately stopped selling these models in the united states. toyota says it does plan to testing the safety of all of its sport utility models one more time. >>> a 9-11 style terror plot has been uncovered in iraq. u.s. security officials say iraqi forces kept it from happening. they arrested two men who are allegedly part of al-qaeda in iraq. they weren't far in their planning but they did apparently plot to hijack airplanes and target crimes. >>> michelle obama met with her mexican counterpart yesterday. this is bels obama's firefighters solo foreign trip. next month, president obama and the first lady will hold a state dinn
in redskins park. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> j.c. campbell is no longer a free agent. carolina, buffalo, oakland, they are the possible trade partners. anthony bryant was also signed. haynesworth was still a no-show at redskins park. he is a very real draft day candidate. i think the redskins will take trent williams. ben roethlisberger burke will not face criminal charges. the district attorney said he did not have enough evidence to convict -- to convince jurors that a sexual assault had occurred. the wizards and knickerbockers tonight, the final road game of the season. this gives washington a 810- point lead late. -- a 10-point lead late. the neckar barker's beat the wizards tonight. the nationals were in philadelphia for their home opener, and the nationals gave up seven on answered runs. this is chase utley. if it is fair, it is trouble. it hits the foul pole for a two-run home run. the phillies have their best start since 1993. the plight of the day, look at coral crawford. that is a phenomenal grabbed. crawford went
will below 70's and lingering chance of some showers. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >> more changes with the redskins. >> it happens every day. the redskins have completed a trade with the st. louis rams acquiring a defense of linemen. they swamped fifth and seventh round draft picks to get it done. the defense of line is a priority and hands worth -- albert haynesworth will be traded. donovan mcnabb has encouraged coaches to acquire terrell owens. they have apparently settle their differences. >> the redskins have some very talented receivers but every team could use a terrell owens terrell terrell owens would love to play in the nfc east again. hopefully the redskins still the same way. >> look at these numbers. he is coming off is worse season of urquhart -- of his career. the biggest difference between these two, moss is taller. what does this mean for the draft? st. louis will probably draft a different player. bruce allen will trade down to the 13th or 14th position and go after an offensive tackle. >> we are listenin
size underneath that seat, too. new developments on toyota, reports suggesting the company notified the european distribute tors about sticking -- distributors and sticky gas pedals weeks before telling the u.s. government and why would that be, if true and the fox business network, cheryl casony is working that sorry, and the information shows toyota hid the information from the u.s. on purpose? >> it potentially could show that, yes, they hid it from the u.s., and, they also mischaracterized the issues, with the vehicles. and it goes back to september, bill, for toyota, they notified europe, western european distribute tors in israel and turkey of sudden acceleration and brake problems and toyota still maintains, as of today, these were separate issues. and expect that that of course is going to be questioned, going forward. because they say we notified europe about these issues but the u.s. issues were different. but, if you look at the documents, bill, the associated press pulled together, and examined, the same documents that ray lahood, the transportation secretary looked at,
gx 460 suv. toyota suspended sales of the lexus suv last night after consumer reports announced its tests indicated the vehicles are a rollover risk and advised people flat out not to buy them. nbc's jeff rossen joins us from chicago. so, jeff, what's the latest on the federal safety officials getting involved and what is toyota saying now? >> reporter: right. toyota is now saying they're just trying to identify and analyze the problem. toyota was shell shocked i think as consumers were, we all were by this. "consumer reports" incredibly rare that they would come out with a do not buy warning for consumers. often they say this car is better than that car but to flat out say don't buy this car because it's dangerous is something in a new league. the last time they did it was 2001. toyota of course, tamron, under incredible pressure with the gas pedal controversy and critics who say they didn't respond fast enough to that. within hours of "consumer reports" coming out with this warning to consumers, they, themselves, put a stop sales order to their dealerships nationwide. you can't go
by toyota. we've got more it, though. >>> it's been more than a month since former new york congressman eric massa resigned from office and left washington. today we are getting new details about just how bad things reportedly got for his staffers in his office. "the washington post" reports that massa's aides repeatedly complained to senior staff, alleging that massa touched them in a sexual manner or made sexual overtures, including expressing desire to have sex with one of the men in the office. this as the house continues to investigate the allegations against the former congressman. nbc's luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, why are we learning such specific and quite honestly to some, disturbing, allegations now? >> reporter: well, tamron, it's quite interesting. what a lot of members said to me who are close to the situation about a month ago, is once you get some real investigative reporting into eric massa, you're going to have a real big problem. all sorts of allegations are going to come out. that is, in fact, what happened today with the amazing report from the "washington post
flying, toyotas. >> the big icelandic volcano. it is called eyjafjallajokull. it blew up in iceland. the cloud is drifting to new york. they say the air quality of the city is improving. iceland has shut down air travel all across europe. apparent pli, they dumped too much baking soda and vinegar into the thing and it just won't stop erupting. 63,000 flights have been canceled. an estimated 40,000 americans are stuck in europe right now because of the ash cloud. president obama had to cancel his trip to poland. this morning, he said he hopes the volcano will stop smoking soon and the volcano said the same thing about him. >>> rob marciano, not a lot of people laughing that we are hoping to get to weddings, honeymoons, funerals, you name it. >> not to mention the economic impact of all this. >> farmers are suffering because they can't get their stuff in and out. >> you know what makes it so complicated and so unpredict ability, when you go to the surface to 30,000, 35,000 feet, the winds change direction and speed at every level of that atmosphere. so you just don't know where the as
and they are not toyota, with the possibility of brake failure in g.m. pick medium trucks and s.u.v.'s with more than 100 drivers complaining of break lines making it difficult to stop the vehicle. and now what models are we talking about? >> model year 1999, 2003, g.m. pickup trucks and s.u.v.'s. some six million on the road. and 2003 chevrolet four wheel drive pickup. with g.m. products, six million on the road but the good news no fatalities or injuries, only three accidents. it is about the brake line rupturing and making it difficult to stop the vehicle. >> do we know if this could lead to recalls for people who own these vehicles? >> this is how it gets started. consumers make their complaints online, on the web site, and it is investigated and that is where we are, ongoing investigation. and ultimately, the cars, vehicles, can be recalled and to there is a problem you get it fixed for free, cold comfort if you spent tens of thousands for the vehicle. >> and the national transportation highway administration is busy. >> very busy. you cannot get through on the phone. >> i have not tried but i am gl
suspensions. toyota suspended sales of a lexus suv. rollover fears. now, the company is testing a bunch of other models for the same problem. i'll tell you what, for toyota, when it rains, it pours. >> you have no idea. you don't even know the anger that my husband and i feel towards what this woman has done. >> russia suspended adoptions by american families. you're looking at the face of heartbreak. this woman got so close to bringing her new son and daughter home. and then that tennessee woman sent her son back to russia back to russia with a note. >>> and the third kind of suspension. travel. an angry, messy and busy volcano between north america and europe will definitely do that. >>> but we begin with the acronym, we all know it, nasa, national aeronautics and space administration. but the meaning far more powerful, exploration, innovation and inspiration. >> i believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. >> it was a promise. and a challenge. president kennedy set
. detectives questioned him about the rescue and they're calling him a hero. >>> toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx460 for now after "consumer reports" said it is not safe. jennifer westhoven, what is the latest? >> thanks, natasha. the latest, toyota is going to temporarily stop selling this expensive suv that's been called a safety risk, asked dealers to stop selling the new 2010 lexus gx460 after "consumer reports" said don't buy it, afraid it wasn't safe enough to drive. the magazine rarely says don't buy about any kind of a car, hasn't done that in almost ten years but it was concerned. they took it through a lot of test drives and concerned on a tight turn like an exit ramp or on a turn and there was an obstacle and suddenly you had to brake there were concerns it was too likely to rollover. toyota and lexus are determined to identify and correct the issue that "consumer reports" identified." >> jennifer, thank you very much. >>> we've got brand new video of the little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee. the boy will celebrate his eigh
in the possession of former edwards aide andrew young. >>> the massive toyota recalls could lead to major changes in how your next car is made. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. whether it's toyota or not? >> we are talking about what could be the most sweeping legislation aimed at making your car safe since the ford firestone tires fiasco about a decade ago. your next car may have brake override systems, black box ps all under this new motor vehicle safety act. they'll have hearings next week in washington. it means automakers could be hit with much bigger fines. we talked a lot about how the fines right now are barely even a slap on the wrist. currently just $16 million they're capped at. the government said, if there hadn't been a cap, it could have fined toyota $18 billion. now, of course, it probably wouldn't, right? that's crippling. they're trying to show you $16 million is nothing for a company like toyota. if the proposed new rules had been in place, toyota could have faced a fine four times higher. >> affecting all of us, whether you're driving toyota or not. >>> colombian si
magazine warned its readers not to buy the lexus 2010 gx 460. that's because of rollover dangers. toyota owns the lexus brand and the lexus gx 460 owners can get a loaner car while the company figures out the problem. the national highway transportation safety administration will also conduct tests on that vehicle. >>> today thousands of people are using tax day to show their frustration with the government. they are headed to washington for a series of protests and rallies. live look now at the washington monument where one of those demonstrations is scheduled to take place later this morning. news4's tracie potts reports. >> reporter: amid today's last-minimum tax rush the irs admits it's already overpaid almost 30 million in refunds over new tax credits. >> the tax man cometh. next few years, will he be coming with a vengeance. >> reporter: taxes are lower this year but experts say expect them to go up as the government trace to cover massive deficits. president president obama is trying to get wall street to do their part. >> expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour i
to a local hospital for treatment. her parents say she's doing wonderfully. >>> toyota is halting sales of lexus gx 460 suv after consumer reports warned people not to buy it. the magazine says the vehicle is a rollover risk. it's rare for the magazine to make such a warning. joining me, senior editors for cars.com. we were talking about this warning from consumer report yesterday. a few hours later toyota makes this big statement that they are not -- they are suspending the sale of this vehicle. what do you make of this response and what's going on here? >> i think toyota has definitely learned from their past mistakes about not acting fast enough. when they heard this news, they within 24 hours of consumer reports coming out with this don't buy recommendation, they went ahead and suspended sales. not only that, they are giving loaner cars to the 6,000 people that own one until a fix is developed. >> nhtsa, the agency that oversee safety with six and such, this car was approved and okay under their eyesight, an independent agency, consumer reports, does this and now you can't purchase
trouble for toyota. details on the safety problem in one new lexus model. that is such a risk that consumer reports says don't buy it. i stand before you today... to apologize. the system has failed you. i have failed you. i have failed to help you share your talent with the world when the world needs talent more than ever. yet, it's being wasted every day... by an educational system steeped in tradition and old ideas. well, it's time for a new tradition. it's time to realize talent isn't just in schools like this one, it's everywhere. it's time to use technology to rewrite the rules of education, to learn how you learn so we can teach you better. it's time the university adapted to you, rather than you adapting to it. it's time--time--time for a different--different kind of univsity. it's your time. soy michelle blackman obama made an unannounced visit to earthquake-ravaged haiti yesterday. she and mrs. biden took a helicopter tour of the area. more than 200,000 people were killed in the earthquake back in january. hundreds of thousand are still homeless and haiti is getting
, serious, new problems for toyota. for the first time in ten years, "consumer reports" says don't buy this car. >>> and a survivor story from a florida swamp. an autistic girl rescued after four days in the wilderness. [ female announcer ] grass stains, believe it or not, i have missed you. pollen in the air kept hunter cooped up itching his eyes and sneezing. but now i found zyrtec®. it's #1 allergist recommended. with children's zyrtec® he can get 24-hour allergy relief indoors and outdoors. ♪ now he can run wild... with the rest of the pack. with children's zyrtec®, he can love the air®. [ male announcer ] this week only save up to $12 on zyrtec® products at zyrtectv.com and in sunday's paper. on zyrtec® products at zyrtectv.com can you believe how fast kids grow these days? that' why there's new danonino. new danonino has twice the calcium of milk, ounce per ounce, so it's power packed for healthy growth. yummy! new danonino from dannon. power packed to help kids grow. >>> toyota says it will temporarily stop selling the lex cuss gx-460, after "consumer reports" said the s
automaker toyota. now dealerships will stop selling the 2010 lexus gx 460 until problems with handling can be worked out. just the latest in a series of safety problems here. nbc's jeff rossen is in chicago now. all right. i guess here we go again, jeff. >> yeah. here we go with toyota once again. lexus, their luxury brand. the gx 460. consumer reports yesterday came out with that do not buy order. something they very rarely do. actually telling consumers don't buy this vehicle because it can turn over. within hours of that, toyota didn't deny there was a problem. instead they came out and said, you know what? they told all of their dealers, stop selling them. we want to identify and fix this problem. and so right now, i mean, i'm looking at the numbers here. 6,000 of these suvs were sold so far. another 1,600 are sitting at dealerships. which means that toyota will stop collecting this money that they had hoped to get from this while they try to figure out what this problem is. they're also saying that if you were one of the people that bought these 6,000 lexuses gx 460s, you can bring th
? here's what we got on the run down. toyota's new luxury model suv taken on a test drive. the testers didn't like where they wound up. now they're telling you actually not to buy this. how big a deal is it? i'm going to talk to a top tester at consumer report and a mechanic. >>> plus, does the booef in your fridge contain pesticides, veterinary drugs, even heavy metals? a federal says it might and is blaming the federal government for failing to keep it out of your food supply. >>> also another shake-up in late night. george lopez is getting shaken. this time he's laughing it off. well, maybe. i'll show you what he had to say. >>> but first, don't buy safety risk. those strong and rare words from consumer reports magazine. very trusted source. feeding a public relations nightmare for toyota. carmaker's new luxury suv, the 2010 lexus gx460 is coming under fire for "consumer reports" which says it may be prone to rollovers in merge handling situations. get into what that means in a bit. testers for the magazine say they does covered the problem during the routine test of the suv. that o
-february. martha: toyota sales, despite all their problems, are booming. they've had recalls, they've had safety issues, they have had fines, and the japanese cars are still selling apparently like hot cakes. phil keating joins us from miami, trying to figure this out. phil, it is remarkable, it seems like everybody day you're hearing about another recall from this company. they just had a really strong month, right? >> reporter: yeah, february actually for toyota was one of its worst months ever but the company really bounced back in march with u.s. sales shooting up 41 percent, compared to march '09. generous incentives for all of the vehicles sold and leased. that's a big explanation, that amounted to about $2300 per vehicle. now, toyota's latest recall involving about 9000 lexus gp460s. toyota says about 5600 of them have been sold and repairs should take an hour. this is the vehicle consumer reports identified last week as maybe sussentable to -- susceptible to flipping over. one dealer explains toyota's perseverance through all this recent bad press with customers continuing to come into t
to about 10%. >>> u.s. safety officials are saying just so you know, they could have fined toyota more than $13 billion. meaning that's how much the fine could have been if there hadn't been a cap on that. the law does cap the fines of 16 million, you may remember that federal officials, the nhtsa, did fine toyota $16 million. a lot less, $16 billion, though, they're saying is what it could have been. now the agency is also saying it's considering a second fine because, according to it, it says there were two separate defects in gas pedals. toyota says it has taken steps to improve communication so it wouldn't be on the hook for that fine, susan. basically what they said was, they found out about it. they're supposed to tell the government five days. they waited two months is what the government says happened. >> all righty. jen, thank you for that. appreciate it. >>> if you've done it lately, you know moving can be a pain, a chore. but it can be even more daunting for older folks. stephanie elam tells us about a company that takes the heavy lifting out of the process in this "small busines
this morning an urgent warning about another toyota vehicle. "consumer reports" says the new lexus gx-460 is not safe and you should not buy it. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> it is very rare for "consumer reports" to say anything like that, that's so, you know, it almost sounds inflammatory, don't buy it. you rarely see that. often they'll say we don't recommend it, or we like this better. but that's what it's saying about the 2010 lexus gx460, says it can tip over during a turn if you're on an exit ramp because there's a problem with the electronic stability control. only about 5,000 have been sold so far. we have been trying to contact lexus early this morning for some kind of a response. they did talk to the detroit free press so lex success saying "we take a serious look at this and appreciate "consumer reports" bringing it to our attention." they're saying it does exceed all federal safety requirements. we'll keep an eye on that one. >> a lot of recalls lately. thanks so much, jen. >>> two astronauts from the space shuttle "discovery" are doing their last space walk o
hour of news4 midday, toyota decides to suspend sales of a lexus that "consumer reports" warned shoppers not to buy. what else the carmaker plans to do. >>> president obama is revibing future plans forÑi nasa. >>> and the man who found an 11-year-old missing for days is now speaking about the rescue. chuck bell is also back with more on the improving weather in the washington area. stay with us. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable? here's what you should be watching: your cable bill, because you could be paying way too much. stop spending more for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone, for just $69.99 a month for six months -- three top-rated services for one rock-bottom price. but don't wait, this is your last chance. fios gives you what cable doesn't: the best channel lineup and the most hd, facebook and twitter on your tv, plus america's top-rated internet. fios is the future, but after april 17th this price will be history. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $69.99 a month for six months with a two-year agreemen
. toyota is taking a drastic step in the wake of a safety warning, pulling a luxury lexus off the lot. the move comes one day after that warning was issued. cnn's kyung lah has more. >> reporter: more bad news for toyota. the vehicle involved is the brand-new 2010 lexus g sshggx-4. toyota will temporarily suspend sales in the united states. in the united states, this is the magazine that is widely considered the consumer magazine of record. toyota did stop short of a recall, but "consumer reports" issued the very rare don't buy safety risk label on the $52,000 suv, warning consumers that it does have the possibility of rolling over. here's what "consumer reports" told cnn's "american morning." >>> the vehicle loads the front because of momentum dropping and the rear end will naturally slide. in this case, the electronic stability control didn't intervene quickly enough, whereas on the toyota 4runner, a similar platform, it did. >> reporter: in a statement announcing the suspension -- >> reporter: toyota did say that the suspension of sales will be limited to the united states, about 5
off before the end of june. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus gx 460 suv to fix those stability control problems. that is the model consumer reports warned consumers not to buy two weeks ago. their tests showed the suv skidded out of control during sharp turns. toyota is offering to update the stablts control software in the lexus and land cruiser model. >>> last year's cyber attack on google put the private information of millions at risk. intruders from china broke into systems giving access to multiple google services with just one logon. the passwords of gmail users were not involved. but still, the information may help hackers find other vulnerabilities at google. >> it sounds like google wasn't the only company hit. numerous others had the same problem. >>> coming up on this tuesday morning, an overnight earthquake area not used to shaking ground. >>> plus, we will visit the top of the iceland volcano, covering parts of that nation in a thick layer of ash. >>> and one of apple's most closely-guarded secrets, left behind in a bar. >>> now, for a look at morning road conditi
nasa announcement. >> we have details about the warning about lexus. today toyota is taking a closer look at sport-utility vehicle safety. >> backups on the beltway and on 95 >> welcome back to good morning washinton on this thursday. adam caskey outside the verizon center. tonight the capitals will kick off the playoffs against the montreal canadiens. we did we and our first president strophic, having the best record in league with 54 victories. this is a franchise high for the washington capitals. we had many firsts this season. it's 51 degrees downtown. we are rocking the red. we are looking over the district. looking east. the sun is getting ready to rise over the verizon at 6:30. some temperatures in the 40's and upper 30's this morning. a lot of sunshine and mid 70's today. mid 80's tomorrow, partly cloudy. a few showers late friday night and early saturday morning. cooler for the weekend. >> challenges include out of tyson into bethesda, the inner loop at the beltway. we will show you why. accident after the american legion bridge, but before river road. notice the headlights
. >>> making headlines in the 7:00 hour now, toyota says nears are working -- engineers are working to correct the stability problems on the lexus gx 460. the magazine consumer reports slapped a do not buy rating on this truck. detroit immediately stopped selling the models in the u.s. and has not decided if it will conduct a recall yet. toyota said it does plan on testing the safety of all of the sport utility models again. >>> today president obama is expected to announce details of his long-term plans for nasa. instead of flying new rockets to the moon, the president wants to rely on private companies to fly into space over the next few years while developing a big new government rocket. it includes greater investment in innovation and more missions of. but several former astronauts, including neil armstrong do not approve. buzz aldrin, however, does approve of the president's new plan. >>> signs this morning of another big story in washington. they are getting ready for a big party down at freedom plaza. a tea party with a strong message for the government on this tax day. the nation's cap
of course your source for money news. the lead story at cnnmoney.com, what's really behind a toyota debacle, high-end suv slammed pretty much by consumer reports yesterday. a don't buy recommendation on it. and toyota's testing trying to figure out what the real problem is from its point of view. what is behind the debacle at toyota? that's the lead story at cnnmoney.com. if you want the latest news and analysis, that's the place to go. let's get to the new york stock exchange here. gear this thing up. three hours into the trading day. as you can see, stocks rallying a bit, up 54 points. 56, nice jump. nasdaq at last check, up 26 points. you know a-day before the president unveils his vision for space exploration, several men who have actually been to space are certainly challenging him, among them the first man on the moon, josh levs is following that. neil armstrong, wow! a hero. what is he saying about all this, josh? >> yeah, let's do this first. let's get to that cool video. >> you've got good stuff? >> the last time people were on the moon. you know that goes back to 1972. so you're l
. "consumer reports" issued a safety warning on toyota's 2010 lexus gs 460 suv because of an increased roll-over risk during a turn. the magazine says it uncovered the problem during routine tests and is urging car shoppers not to buy the gx 460 until this problem has been remedied. toyota owns lexus. it's the first time the magazine has issued a don't-buy recommendation on a toyota product. toyota says it will try to duplicate the "consumer reports" test to determine if appropriate steps need to be taken and that consumer safety and satisfaction remain their highest priority. so that's the lexus suv. the gx 460. >> more problems for toyota. >> bleeding over into lexus, which is the one place that the damage has been contained had never been smearing on lexus until now. it's terrible. >> andrew, by the way, you wrote an article today in "the times" talking about how the banks have actually paid back their money. correct? >> you know, it's absolutely right. i wanted to take a look at the idea that maybe these bailouts, in their own way, have worked, from a mathematical perspective. we're now
. laura ingle, thank you very much. the national traffic highway safety administration may slap toyota with greater fines on top of the $16.4 million assessed over the defective accelerator pedals. they say the car maker should be on the hook for $14 billion in penalties except that there is a legal limit on the individual fines against what is set. >>> another tough week for toyota. we learned retired executive wrote an e-mail at toyota saying we need to come clean over defective gas pedals and it was apparently written before the problem was revealed to the u.s. government officials. irve miller was a toyota public affairs vice president, 30-year veteran of the company a few days short of retirement when he wrote an e-mail to japanese counterparts on january 16 of this year. i hate to break this to you, but we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator pedals for a certain manufacturer on certain models. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean." noting the key toyota executives were about to mee
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with that is almost impossible. >> it's truly perplexing. >>> the u.s. government is seeking to punish toyota for failure to act swiftly over its gas pedal issues. transportation secretary ray lahood is proposing that toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year but waited until late january to issue the recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. that's a huge fine. >>> tiger woods took questions during a live news conference yesterday for the first time since his personal scandal broke back in november. woods talked about his affairs, his thanksgiving night accident and his wife, elin, who will not be joining him on the course. he also denied using performance enhancing drugs and discussed how he's looking forward to getting back on the course. >> that first tee i'm looking forward to it. i haven't looked forward to that tee shot in a long time. i've won numerous tournaments over the last few years,
. >> exactly. let's do a couple of headlines on a thursday. toyota says it's conducting safety tests on all s. u.v.'s after "consumer reports" issues a rare do not buy rating warning that the 2010 lexus could roll over. temporary has temporarily suspended sales of the s.u.v. and a recall is being considered. they are testing the s.u.v. and working to correct the stability problem. toyota is trying to avoid the criticism it faced earlier when it was accused of not acting quickly over the gas pedal and other problems. president obama isn't getting very far selling his financial reform bill to congressional republicans, at least. after a meeting to the white house on the topic, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said the president was simply creating an ongoing bailout system. >> if you look at it carefully, it will lead to endless taxpayer bailout of wall street banks. that is clearly not the direction the american people would like for us to go. >> and house minority leader john behnor complained that if it was his goal, that isn't the way to do it. >> in a time when small businesses are
way. you won't believe what he's saying about the president's plan to scrap the program. >>> toyota scraps an suv because of safety concerns. what do you do if you have one? . uhhh! [ laughs ] it's, uh, haunting. anyway, while i was away, the e-trade machine... thanks, martha. ...worked its technomagic, triggered my stop loss orders, saved me a pantload! [ pilot ] please fasten your seatbelts. dad? no, mike, that's the pilot. he's making an announcement! dad? ugh. [ male announcer ] upgrade to first class investing technology at e-trade. >>> 34 minutes after the hour. we're taking a look at our top stories. live pictures from downtown boston, the tea party express returning to its symbolic roots. sarah palin will head the group's tax rally tomorrow. massachusetts junior senator scott brown who was elected in thanks to tea party support will not be there. his staff says he's too busy in washington. >>> god directed me to her, that's what the man is saying about nadia bloom's miraculous rescue. she had been wandering in an alligator infested swamp four days. >>> a devastating earthqua
with the delays and cancellations. plus, toyota announces new plans to improve safety. the carmaker is focusing now on suvs. >>> and in the next half hour, we sit down with d.c. council chairman vincent gray. we'll ask him about reports of budget surplus for d.c. schools after more than 200 teachers were fired. >>> new today, toyota says it will test all its sports utility vehicles. this comes after "consumer reports" magazine warned its readers not to buy the lexus 2010 gx-460 because of rollover problems. toyota owns the lexus brand and has not decided whether to recall that model. lexus gx-460 owners can get a loner car while the company figures out the problem. >>> russia has suspended all adoptions to u.s. families until both countries can agree on new procedures. but within the hour, state department officials said they had no confirmation of that suspension. news 4's elaine reyes joins us live from the newsroom with details. elaine? >> that's right, barbara. state dt department officials have yet to receive any sort of official word from russia, but they hope to clarify that later on tod
into high gear. u.s. car sales jumped 24% in march. the best showing since august of last year. toyota saw a 41% surge after offering steep discounts to win back customers. that sparked an incentive war among rival dealers leading to double digit gains for ford and gm. chrysler saw sales fall 8%. still the promising trends could have a ripple effect on other industries like this los angeles production company. they just worked on a new ad for jeep that employed 120 people. >> there were a lot of people who literally came up to me at the end of that shoot and said thank god for jeep, thank god for that job, because i hadn't worked in two months. >> reporter: the hope now is the auto industry's recent boost will mean a similar rebound for the rest of the country. and construction manufacturing and retail payrolls that were hit hard by snowstorms last month will see gains, as well. bianca, back to you. >> tara mergener, thank you. >>> and department of homeland security is announcing new security rules for air travelers coming into the united states. after the christmas day bombing attempt ne
was the driver of this white van that hit the toyota camry head on monday evening here at alabama and 36th street southeast. >> i er 1 there arredentin drlaing thout a licee or offeri suspended out of state license. and additional accusations of driving without registration or insurance. all the charges are still awaiting outcomes in court. >> this guy was booking. >> by all witness accounts, jones was speeding wildly when he crossed the yellow line to avoid slow traffic at the light here. >> he hit this car so hard, i know he was with me. >> the head on can the camry killed the driver, bystanders rescued three children from the car. a two-year-old girl was ejected, but survived. all the kids were evacuated in critical condition. a passenger in jones' van was also hurt. today one neighbor left flowers at the scene, still badly shaken by what she saw. >> they had to cut her out of the car, and that was hard to look at. >> by the way, the accused driver, ajene jones and his passenger were rescued before the van caught on fire. the woman who was killed was mary elizabeth wimbush of southeast
. >>> toyota says it's testing the safety of all of its sport utility vehicles after consumer reports warned the 2010 lexus gx 460 had possible rollover problems. the automaker stopped selling the model following the warning. media reports in japan suggest the automaker is close to issuing a recall. >>> a new report this morning suggests the housing crisis is far from over. realty trac says 357,000 homeowners filed for foreclosure last month. that's the highest they have ever seen. households on the verge of foreclosure jumped by 16% in the first quarter of the year compared to 2009. >>> six senators want to tax airlines who charge passengers for those carry-on bags. the legislation comes after spirit airlines pioneered plans to begin charging customers as much as $45 to put a bag in the overhead bin. the senators hope the tax would keep more airlines from following spirit's lead. >>> and if you've been waiting until the last minute, it's the last minute for your taxes. you have until midnight tonight to file your federal and state tax returns. many post offices will stay open late to handle
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